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The Vinyl Say 010: Orgone Box

In every collection there are records that get played all the time, many of them for years, decades even. Then there are those that, while no less treasured, somehow fall by the wayside to lie in wait, ripe for rediscovery. This occasional series chronicles some of those nuggets as they resurface from my own back pages. So, Read More…

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Rudolf Schwarz – from Belsen to Bournemouth

He arrived in Bournemouth in a blaze of publicity seventy years ago as the first post-war musical director of the re-formed Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra in its brand new home – the re-commissioned Winter Gardens – but the appointment of Rudolf Schwarz was not without controversy and even elicited questions in the House of Commons. A Read More…

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Upton House – ‘secret’ no more

For years it was one of Poole’s best-kept secrets, but lately Upton House and Country Park has been making much more of its many charms. It is now one of the town’s top ten things to do on the inescapable TripAdvisor review site and last year welcomed more than 670,000 visitors, a twelve per cent Read More…

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‘You know where you are with a horse’

They are both ready for the start of the National Hunt season and itching to get stuck into a race; their trainer, Helen Nelmes, is absolutely convinced they are going to do well, she just wants some more people aboard to enjoy it with her. For now, though, Menapian and It’sabouttime are confined to stables Read More…